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I'm forwarding this to the JBS list for Les Mehrhoff:

SAVE THESE DATES!!!   A  CALL FOR PAPERS!!!

    New England Invasive Plant Summit:  Friday and Saturday, September
19-20, 2003
    Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, Massachusetts.

    Convened by:  Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) and New
England
    Invasive Plant Group (NIPGro).  Funded in part by a grant from the
U.S.
    Department of Agriculture

    Principle organizers: University of Connecticut, Silvio O. Conte
    National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, New England Wild Flower
Society,
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

    Gather together with scientists, land managers, policy-makers,
educators,
    horticulturists, industry leaders and volunteers who are seeking
and
    sharing information about how we can work together to find
solutions to
    the invasive plant problem in our region.   The conference will
highlight
    research on the biology and management of invasive plant species.
In
    addition, national & regional perspectives will be offered on the
    following topics:  identifying research needs, risk assessment,
    inventory, early detection/rapid response, biological control,
    restoration, and green industry involvement.  Organizations and
agencies
    will show displays highlighting their activities.

    The following national leaders in the invasive plant field have
been
    invited to speak in plenary sessions and panel discussions:

    Chris Dionigi, National Invasive Species Council
    Richard Mack, Washington State University
    Robert Pemberton, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    John Randall, The Nature Conservancy
    Sarah Reichard, University of Washington
    Tom Stohlgren, National Institute of Invasive Species Science
    Randy Westbrooks, USGS Invasive Plant Coordinator

    Abstracts for proposed presentations (oral and posters) are invited
from
    additional contributors. Of most interest are research findings on
the
    biology and management of plant species invasive in the Northeast
    (especially New England), as well as case studies of management
    successes.  Due to the nature of the Summit, only a very limited
number
    of oral presentations can be accommodated.  These will be selected
by the
    Program Committee to best address the needs of the program.
Posters, an
    alternative presentation format, will be an integral part of the
program
    with authors present during dedicated viewing times.  Posters offer
a
    unique opportunity for extended discussion on cutting-edge results
and
    ideas with Summit participants.

    Once planning is complete, a full agenda and registration
information
    will be posted on the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England website:
    http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane. Registration for one or both
days
    will be accommodated.

    Abstracts (250 word limitation) for contributed posters and
12-minute
    oral sessions must be received no later than 5:00pm EST Friday, May
30,
    2003.  Abstracts and associated information should be submitted
using the
    electronic submission form on http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane

    between April 1 and May 30, 2003.  Additional information on
abstract
    format will be provided starting April 1 on the above website.
    Acceptance of presentations/posters to the program will be
finalized and
    notification sent on July 15.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE
    SUMMIT.  AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR POSTING IS ATTACHED.


                                         ***NO NEW INVASIONS***
IPANE Web site:  http://invasives.eeb.uconn.edu/ipane

"What is our educational system doing to encourage personal amateur
scholarship in the natural-history
field?"
Aldo Leopold

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, Ph.D.
Director, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
George Safford Torrey Herbarium
University of Connecticut
Box U-43
75 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT  06269-3043

Office phone (860) 486-5708        FAX (860) 486-6364